Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Blog Tour and Giveaway: What's Not Lost by Valerie Taylor


Book Details:

Book Title:  What's Not Lost by Valerie Taylor
Category: Adult Fiction 18+  
Genre: Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Publisher:  Aspetuck Publishing, 324 pages
Release date:  February 7, 2023
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M. There is some bad language and references to sex scenes, but no explicit sex scenes.
Book Description:

Through the eyes of an overachiever, the schemes of a homewrecker, the magic of a bottle of wine, and a CAT, award-winning author Valerie Taylor propels this captivating and heart-warming romance to an unpredictable and delightful conclusion.

Kassie O'Callaghan is searching ... for herself and for answers. With her husband six feet under and an engagement ring on her finger, Kassie is convinced managing a company merger in Paris will complete her quest for recognition on her own terms. When she learns her fiancé's ex-girlfriend is pregnant, Kassie's dreams come tumbling down. At least for the moment.

Despite pleas from her younger fiancé to stay in Boston and a warning from her best friend forever of what's at stake should she leave, Kassie heads to Paris with courage and perseverance. There, she stumbles into a world of wine and roses as she tries to put the wisdom of her experience to the ultimate test.

​When a Greek businessman tries to rescue her, Kassie discovers-in life-it's not whether you win or lose, it's the way you love that counts.
Meet the Author:

Six years retired, three years a published novelist, always a reader of good stories. Valerie Taylor was born and raised in Stamford, CT. She had a thirty-year career in the financial services industry as a marketer and writer. After her divorce, she spread her wings and relocated her career to Boston and then to Seattle. When she retired, she resettled in her home state to be near her two grown children and granddaughter. Taylor’s a member of the Westport Writer’s Workshop, the Independent Book Publisher’s Association, the CT Authors and Publishers Association, and the Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association. She’s a published book reviewer with BookTrib.com. She enjoys practicing tai chi and being an expert sports spectator. With the expected release in February 2023, What’s Not Lost is the final season in the What’s Not trilogy. Her debut, What’s Not Said, was published in 2020, with the sequel, What’s Not True, following closely in 2021. Taylor’s next journey will be into the world of cozy mysteries.

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WHAT'S NOT LOST Book Tour Giveaway

My Review: 

What's Not Lost is the third and final installment from Valerie Taylor’s delightful What’s Not series.  I enjoyed reading the first two books, What’s Not Said and What’s Not True, and was excited to have the opportunity to read this conclusion. It is by far my favorite of the series. Since this is part of a series, it would be best for the reader to start with book one to get a better understanding of the story. 

I loved reading What’s Not Lost. I found it to be a fun and entertaining book to read. The comedic timing of some scenes had me laughing out loud. It was great catching up with Kassie and seeing where she was at now. I wanted to keep reading and rooting for her all throughout the book. I admire her determination and courage to move on from unexpected events that was thrown at her life in life. I was sad to say goodbye to her and having the series to end. Such a wonderful and fabulous adventure to take with her. 

I am giving What's Not Lost five stars. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading women’s fiction, as well as, romantic comedies. I would love to read more by Valerie Taylor to see where else she will take her characters and readers to next. 

I received a paperback copy of What's Not Lost from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.